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FIFA names 2018 World Cup venues in Russia
Moscow, September 30, 2012
First Published: 01:18 IST(30/9/2012)
Last Updated: 01:21 IST(30/9/2012)

Three stadiums in Moscow will host some 2018 World Cup games, among the dozen arenas finalized by FIFA on Saturday for the first cup in Russia.

The centerpiece will be Moscow's 89,000-seat Luzhniki Stadium, which hosted the Champions League final in 2008. Work on redeveloping it is due for completion in 2016.

Among the 11 cities to host matches are St. Petersburg, and the Black Sea city of Sochi to the south.

FIFA President Sepp Blatter said at the venue announcement that Russia's preparations were ahead of schedule.

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